Shreveport defenseman Breazeale makes NCAA DI commitment
The Shreveport Mudbugs of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman David Breazeale has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the University of Maine in Hockey East.
Breazeale, 21, just completed his third and final season of playing junior hockey in the NAHL, which has all been spent in a Mudbugs uniform. The 6’4/201 lbs. native of Jenison, MI, had his best career season in his final campaign in 2020-21. In 54 regular season games played, Breazeale recorded 21 points (5 goals, 18 assists), which was his career-high.
Breazeale also added five points in 10 Robertson Cup Playoff games as he captained the Mudbugs to the Robertson Cup National Championship.
“I am very excited to announce my commitment to further my education and play NCAA Division 1 college hockey at Lindenwood University! I’m so grateful to God, my family, teammates, coaches, and friends who have supported me along the way,” said Breazeale on Twitter.
Last season, Breazeale appeared in 46 games and recorded 16 points. He was also selected to and played in the 2020 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the South Division Team.
In 140 career NAHL games, Breazeale recorded 45 points.
“A well-rounded defenseman with size, skill, skates well, and a good hockey IQ. He was a major part of our success this year in every way. We know he will continue to grow and impact others as he continues at the next level,” said Mudbugs head coach Jason Campbell.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Breazeale spent three seasons playing high school hockey in Michigan for Grandville High.